Medicine Academic Clinical Programme

An Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) is a cluster-wide framework for all clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP brings together specialists in a particular discipline from different institutions to maximise the power of shared knowledge and resources. The formation of ACPs taps on the combined strengths of the partnership between the SingHealth Group and Duke-NUS. Research, scholarly work and education contribute to the enhancement of patient care. ACPs give recognition to clinicians who have been contributing actively to teaching and research as multi-disciplinary teams that strive to improve patient care and outcomes.

The Medicine Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) was part of the first wave of ACPs and it was rolled out in July 2012.

 

Aspirations

At Medicine ACP, every medical staff works to advance the boundaries of knowledge in labs, classrooms and clinics. The Medicine ACP Office promotes and supports these dedicated researchers, teachers and clinicians. Together, we work hand in hand to channel resources to further research as well as teaching activities so that patients can ultimately benefit through cutting-edge clinical care.

Our Aspirations are to be world-class leaders in Academic Medicine through adequate resourcing of Research and Educational activities, and leveraging on our Clinical Strengths.

 

Medicine ACP’s 4 Strategies

1) Identify and Nurture Academic Talent

Our clinicians are talented and have renowned clinical skills. Many also want to impact our next-generation clinicians and push the frontiers of medicine. We will establish career tracks for clinician-educators and clinician-scientists and provide protected time for areas of focus in their chosen tracks.

2) Leverage on Clinical Strengths (Peaks)

We have a rich clinical heritage, excellent clinical programs as well as large patient volume. We will capitalize on these strengths to build our departmental and divisional research peaks in order to boost both the quantity and quality of our research output

3) Cooperate and Collaborate

We seek to collaborate whenever possible among clinicians and with other staff groups; within SGH and with others with shared interests. In areas where we do not yet have the opportunity to collaborate, we will cooperate, share experiences and expertise.

4) Augment Staff Development

Besides clinical skills training, we are establishing developmental portfolio for our educators and researchers so that they can be systematically trained to excel in these areas. We will also increase funding for the crucial but often neglected training soft skills, quality and safety.

 

What does it mean to You?

  • On-going improvement in clinical quality and services resulting in better patient care
  • Teaching and learning opportunities in prestigious institutions
  • Access to cutting-edge and revolutionary research

 

Structure

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Departments under Medicine ACP

  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric
  • Haematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine
  • Rheumatology & Immunology

Click here to view our 2016 Medicine ACP Yearbook!

Contact Medicine ACP for more information:

Ms Shamana Menon, Executive, Singapore General Hospital
Email: shamana.menon@sgh.com.sg

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